Side-dressing fertilization on strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) 'Aromas' at three locations in Huaura Valley - Peru
Strawberry growers at Huaura Valley in Peru use to side-dress strawberries twice. The last one occurs two-three months before harvest initiation. No base fertilization is practiced. A third side-dressing of NPKMgZn was applied at three different locations at Huaura Valley 11-12 days before harvest started. This additional side-dressing increased yields: increasing daily harvest in a longer period than usual. Yield increases ranged from 14 to 43% among the three locations. The lowest yield obtained with the current fertilization was 40.1 t ha-1 and the highest yield with an extra side-dressing fertilization was 71.6 t ha-1. A third side-dressing fertilization is a good option to increase yield and therefore profitability for strawberry growers at Huaura Valley.
Casas, A., Calle, R., Castillo, E., Aquino, D., Gamboa, A., Gutierrez, P. and Leon, D. (2017). Side-dressing fertilization on strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) 'Aromas' at three locations in Huaura Valley - Peru. Acta Hortic. 1156, 343-348
yield, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, zinc